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Do I need antibiotics for tonsillitis?

(6 Posts)
hiccymapops Wed 12-Oct-11 13:59:23

I started with a sore throat last night, it's definitely tonsillitis, I got it regularly when little, but luckily I haven't had it for 7 years. Cue my 5 year old having a playdate last week, his friend's been off school with it since.

I'm just wondering if it's worth going to the doctors? I'm breasfeeding, so I'm not sure they'd give me anything anyway.

Would you go? (I'm struggling to swallow a thing!)

nethunsreject Wed 12-Oct-11 14:04:23

yep worth asking if they reckon it's bacterial.

you can take most abx when bfing

get well soon!

hiccymapops Wed 12-Oct-11 14:07:48

Thank you. I've been trying to ring them but they're closed, typical.

Catsdontcare Wed 12-Oct-11 14:08:37

Yes, I've taken antibiotics for tonsillitus when breast feeding. also go to the chemist and get hydrogen peroxide, dilute it as directed and gargle it evry couple of hours.

nethunsreject Wed 12-Oct-11 14:11:44

If it gets worse, go to out if hours. Tonsilitis is nasty!

hiccymapops Wed 12-Oct-11 14:27:38

I might actually, never thought of that. I only ever use the out of hours for the dc's.

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